Advocacy 101 - Child & Family Policy Center

Advocacy 101

What is Advocacy?

Advocacy is defined as the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal.

Ways to Advocate

  •     Stay updated on child and family issues
  •     Take action on advocacy alerts
  •     Sponsor a community forum or meeting
  •     Distribute advocacy materials to community members
  •     Provide leadership in creating local agendas for children
  •     Build and cultivate relationships with your legislators


Advocacy resources

Here are some resources to help you get started advocating for kids at the state and national levels.

Get registered!
Secretary of State's voter registration information

Our guide, Visiting the Capitol: How to Meet, Talk with and Educate Your State Legislator
Iowa Legislative Services Agency's resources on the legislative process
Find your Legislator


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